Volunteers needed to help with United Way care cards

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United Way calls on community for help with new Care Cards initiative.

FARMINGTON — United Way of the Tri-Valley Area has launched the United Way Care Card program to show appreciation for frontline workers, including, but not limited to grocery store clerks; teachers;
and health care workers. Cards will also be distributed to individuals in nursing homes and
other health care facilities throughout Greater Franklin County as well.

“The pandemic has taken a toll on our communities and we thought a simple, heartfelt message of gratitude for those most affected is something we could do to make a difference and bring hope,” noted Lisa Laflin, Executive Director of UWTVA.

United Way is asking community members to decorate cards supplied by United Way and add an inspirational hand-written message on the inside. Each card is printed with a message of “You Matter,” “You are Stronger Than You Think,” or “Thank You for All You Do.” Many organizations and individuals are collaborating to make this program successful, including RSU 9’s Interact and Impact clubs; UMF Student Senate; Living and Learning Communities in the UMF Residence Halls; Firehouse Childcare Center; Creative Care Child Center, Franklin County Children’s Task Force 21 st Century Program and Maine Families programs, Rangeley Friends of the Arts; University Credit Union employees and Literacy Volunteers. More help is needed!

Those interested should contact United Way at 778-5048 or email director@uwtva.org.

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